This fine pair of oil paintings depicts two views of a beachside harbour, each view centred about the genre scene of a fisherman with his wife. In the first painting, a fisherman sits on a barrel smoking while his wife stands behind him. The sea behind is rough, and the boats appear to be returning to the shore to escape an incoming storm. In the second painting, the woman sits on a box while the fisherman leans on a boat behind her. The sea is calm and the boats are heading out, the storm no longer a threat.
One painting is signed to the lower right and the other to the lower left ‘F. Hörde’.